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Cassie is still devastated by her famous mountain-climbing husband’s death three years ago, but sexy bad-boy actor Robbin relentlessly campaigns to make her his next sexual conquest, especially after she stretches the truth to obtain a job as his father’s cook on their dude ranch. In her eagerness to make herself helpful around the ranch, Cassie impulsively starts several conservation projects that are not well received by the traditionally minded cattle ranchers, while Robbin struggles to regain his focus and write a screenplay after falling afoul of the darker side of fame: alcoholism, drugs, and mental instability. Welling’s heartwarming exploration of the clash between nature and civilization, cowboys and conservationists, is set among the majestic Wyoming Grand Tetons around Jackson Hole and draws deeply on the past to enlighten present difficulties and choices. --Lynne Welch


"You'll love Cassie Danner, a cowgirl with an environmental bent, as she struggles to overcome an old love and embrace a new one. Cowboys Never Cry is as satisfying as the smell of sage in summer rain."
-Sandra Dallas, New York Times bestselling author of Prayers for Sale and Whiter Than Snow

"Tina Welling's newest novel, Cowboys Never Cry, is a lively romantic romp that blends the landscape of the heart and the fragile West where real cowboys and cowgirls really do ride off into the sunset."
-Kris Radish, author of Hearts on a String

"Tina Welling has done it again. Cowboys Never Cry is a big-hearted romp set against the gorgeous landscapes of the American West. Cassie Danner is a tough, generous, grieving protagonist. She also has a sense of humor as grand as the Tetons. This novel is a heady gallop through the tangled thickets of love."
-Alyson Hagy, author of Ghosts of Wyoming

"Tina Welling is a wonderfully fresh voice in women's fiction. Cowboys Never Cry will keep you up all night reading--and rooting for wounded characters who heal each other through the power of love."
-New York Times bestselling author Joan Johnston

"Tina Welling has a sharp eye for the west and an ear to match it. Pick up the book and join her charming characters for a romance-filled ride through Wyoming's spectacular backcountry."
-Jana Richman, author of The Last Cowgirl

"Cassie's struggle to overcome the loss of her husband through hard work in a fiercely beautiful and sometimes dangerous landscape makes her a particularly powerful heroine. Her independence is itself an act of defiance against grief. While examining the intricacies of emotional wounds, Tina Welling also miraculously manages to capture the awesome beauty of Wyoming. If you care about the monumental strength of the tender-hearted, you'll love this story."
-Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear, New York Times bestselling authors of People of the Thunder

"A charming, western romance sure to please readers."
-Jo-Ann Mapson, author of The Owl & Moon CafT and Solomon's Oak

"Welling delivers a winning combination--the cowboy who isn't easy to love and the modern woman who sees through all his pretenses. A novel about a contemporary courtship that is as fresh as today's headlines and as classic as the old West."
-USA Today bestselling author Kathleen Eagle

Product Details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: NAL (October 5, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 045123121X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451231215
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #977,877 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

I live in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. And that tells a lot about what I find meaningful. The beauty of the natural world here is astonishing. Everyday I encounter wild animals - moose in my yard in winter, raptors along the creek in summer, elk on the mountains during spring and fall migration. All of this enlivens me and supports creative energy. My book WRITING WILD, Forming A Creative Partnership With Nature, tells how this works for me and how it can work for you.
The thing that interests me the most is relationships - with ourselves, each other, the natural world - so I write about them in order to understand them. And since life is full of humor - which I see as a form of wisdom - I love to use a sense of the funny to express my discoveries.
There are qualities we all have in common: one is a longing for love and another is a resistance to change. Since love changes everything and everyone, naturally there arises some form of resistance. For me, that's where the humor and the wisdom come in.
I hope you enjoy my books. I would love to hear from you. I may be contacted through my website: www.TinaWelling.com.

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Cowboys Never Cry by Tina Welling
Contemporary Romance -Oct 5th, 2010
4 Stars

Cassie Danner just wants to blend in and enjoy the simple pleasures of life. She is mending her heart after her husband's death. When she starts cooking for a Cross Wave, a Wyoming ranch, she finds herself strangely alive and finds her heart rate beating irregularly. This is mainly due to Robbin McKeag, an iconic actor who seems to be itching to get into arguments with Cassie.

It was really endearing to watch the sparks fly in the verbal wars between Cassie and Robb as they developed a deep affinity towards each other. However, pride and selfishness rear its head and ruin the bonds that tie them together. Robb's alcoholism and pride ends up tearing Cassie apart, and in the end, he must convince her that he has changed so that they can have a true relationship together.

Tin Welling is an exquisite writer and her voice really comes through in this novel as she slowly develops her characters. I love stories about 2nd chances and how the heart can heal. It's a very well written book that is touching and emotional.

Reviewed by Sophia from the Bookaholics Romance Book Club
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Cowboys Never Cry is alluring from the first page to the last. The lead character is a young woman with a sorrowful past who is reclaiming her life with vitality and wary independence. She meets charming and unpredictable characters who are constantly transforming and learning from each other. The book entices the reader with serious, funny, and romantic scenes, all driven by engaging dialogue. Welling does a beautiful job of painting the grandeur of the book's setting, the Jackson Hole high peaks and narrow valleys. The ending is surprising and poignant. I was sorry to close the book for the last time.
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For a synopsis of this story, see the back cover.
In my opinion: The plot of this story was pretty good, and parts of it were well written. But, and for me this is a very big but, the language is awful. Obviously this is just my opinion, apparently lots of people in the world have no problem with this. But the 'f' word and *g-d* were in the book multiple times per page. PER PAGE. I realize that the author was painting a picture of this Robin McKeag as a rough, needy guy and maybe bad language is part of who he was...but it was overload. In addition, the graphic sexual scenes painted by the book were unnecessary. Now, I do realize that some women WANT graphic sexual scenes in the books they read. I am not one of those women. So, when Amazon asks to write "what would you have wanted to know before you purchased the product?" I say I would've wanted to know this. There was nothing on the outside of the book(front or back) to imply it would be that type of book. Usually, you can tell by the front covers showing a barely clothed man and woman wrapped around each other. Not this one, unfortunately. It would've helped me steer clear.

Some would say, it had a great, romantic ending. Well, I read the ending. And I am not convinced. There were romantic parts, to be sure, and very interesting subplots. But, it just wasn't worth it to me. Wouldn't recommend.
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Tina Welling's Cowboys Never Cry is a mesmerizing story that is set against the splendor of the Grand Tetons and Jackson Hole, WY. Cassie Danner's emergence from the grief of her husband's death coincides with Robbin McKeag's sabbatical from his acting career. Despite their rocky beginning and many verbal spats, an undeniable attraction draws this mismatched couple together. Will love be enough to overcome their differences?

Cowboys Never Cry is a wonderful novel with an eclectic and vibrant cast of characters that are flawed yet incredibly realistic and likable. Heroine Cassie Danner is a female lead that is strong, independent and incredibly complex. She has a deep affinity for nature that helps heal her wounded soul following her husband's death and later provides common ground between her and Robbin McKeag. Cassie is contemplative and reflective with an uncanny ability to read people. Despite her growing feelings for Robbin, her strong self respect keeps her from settling for a quick fling with the handsome actor.

Robbin McKeag is definitely a troubled soul. Although he has a healthy relationship with his father and several close friends, he is a playboy who has never been in a committed relationship. He is also an alcoholic whose life has spun out of control. Taking a year off from his acting career, Robbin is redefining his life and his role in the family ranch. He is someone who works hard to achieve his goals, but once he realizes his goals, he does not know what to do with them. Will his feelings for Cassie change this self-destructive pattern?

Interwoven with both Cassie and Robbin's self discovery and romance is an interesting subplot about environmental issues that are sometimes at odds with the traditional rancher. Ms.
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Three years have passed since Cassie Danner's husband Jake died climbing a mountain in the Himalayas. With bills to pay, the Ohio native struggles to make it accepting temporary seasonal work. Her current position is summer cook at the Cross Wave Guest Ranch and Cattle Company in Wyoming.

The ranch in the shadows of the Grand Teton Range is owned by a father and son team. However, Cassie recognizes the younger McKeag, Robbin, who was a Hollywood superstar as an action cowboy. From their first meeting the day before she starts her job, Cassie and Robbin clash. Their gender battle continues over the next few weeks until each knows they are in love. However, his Hollywood past that he ran away from has come to Wyoming making it most likely the end of the relationship between the owner and the cook.

This is an entreating throwback romance filled with warmth and wit. The lead pair shares in common a need to move on and introspective musing as well as love. With a wonderful Wyoming setting, fans who appreciate a tender contemporary ranch romance will want to read Tina Welling's well written tale.

Harriet Klausner
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